Blackbird #3

Writer: Sam Humphries Artist: Jen Bartel Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 5, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Nina thought magic was just cool spells and hot guys. But magic turned out to be so much more. Don't miss this issue's heartbreaking cliffhanger!

  • 10
    Comicsverse - Sydney Cooper Dec 7, 2018

    Nina has been put through the ringer. Between being attacked, saved by Clint, then having the worlds biggest bomb drop on her, Nina is going through it. BLACKBIRD #3 shows the advanced storytelling of writer Sam Humphries. The writing is paired perfectly with Jen Bartel's beautiful art, which is paired with brilliantly colors by Triona Farrell. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Jenna Anderson Dec 5, 2018

    You need to drop whatever you're doing and read Blackbird. There's just the right amount of exposition in this issue, none of which takes away from Humphries' lush and genuinely compelling narrative. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Dec 5, 2018

    The end of the issue of the is what cements this series as must read though. While avoiding spoilers, all I'll say is that Humphries nails the emotional throughline and the way Bartel brings the story to life is magical. It simplifies and solidifies the series as one of my favorite comics to come out in 2018, and if you were hesitant beforehand, you should see how you're feeling after this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Brazen Bull - Jaimee Nadzan Dec 4, 2018

    Blackbird #3 continues to intrigue readers with its complex story and colorful art. Where the series is headed, I'm not sure, but I trust Humphries has something spectacular in store. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Mark Buckeldee Dec 5, 2018

    Blackbird #3 is a great exploration of magic and emotions. If you are looking for a new urban fantasy with a strong main character who doesn't feel like a stereotype then give this book a try. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Sophie Buijsen Dec 4, 2018

    Which leads me to the character design in this comic. It's exciting each time you are introduced to a new character in Blackbird, even if it is just in the background. All the design of the paragons has such great detail and sets the tone of the comic perfectly. The flashbacks that occur at the start of this issue perfectly offset the bright and dazzling designs of the paragons. The flashbacks instead are slightly muted whilst keeping Nina in her signature turquoise and purple colors. It makes reading this story such a joy. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Dec 6, 2018

    The pacing and story are picking up in Blackbird #3. There's less of a sense of frustration " where Nina kind of knows what's going on, but no one believes her " and more a sense of action and danger. I was not expecting the big reveal at the end, and it does put an interesting twist on the story. It's a solid book that seems to be hitting its stride. Read Full Review

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